Text::FormatTable - Format text tables
my $table = Text::FormatTable->new('r|l'); $table->head('a', 'b'); $table->rule('='); $table->row('c', 'd'); print $table->render(20);
Text::FormatTable renders simple tables as text. You pass to the constructor (new) a table format specification similar to LaTeX (e.g.
r|l|5l|R|20L) and you call methods to fill the table data and insert rules. After the data is filled, you call the render method and the table gets formatted as text.
Create a Text::FormatTable object, the format of each column is specified as a character of the $format string. The following formats are defined:
Left-justified top aligned word-wrapped text.
Left-justified bottom aligned word-wrapped text.
Right-justified top aligned word-wrapped text.
Right-justified bottom aligned word-wrapped text.
Number is fixed width of the column. Justified and aligned word-wrapped text (see above).
Add a header row using $col1, $col2, etc. as cell contents. Note that, at the moment, header rows are treated like normal rows.
Add a row with $col1, $col2, etc. as cell contents.
Add an horizontal rule. If $char is specified it will be used as character to draw the rule, otherwise '-' will be used.
Return the rendered table formatted with $screen_width or 79 if it is not specified.
Copyright (c) 2001-2004 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. All Rights Reserved.
This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
David Schweikert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fixed column width and bottom alignment written by Veselin Slavov <email@example.com>